Legislation & regulations

Our role is to ensure there is safe, sustainable and efficient minerals exploration, mining and quarrying in Victoria. Find information on compliance and enforcement, reporting and expenditure and guidelines and codes of practice.


The department manages the rules and activities for earth resources in Victoria. The Minister for Resources administers the acts and regulations.

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Compliance and enforcement

Licensees must comply with the responsibilities of holding a tenement under the legislation covering the mining, quarrying and petroleum industries.

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Guidelines and codes of practice

Find simple guideline and codes of practice documents to help you understand and meet your responsibilities.

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Regulator performance reporting

A list of performance reports that we prepare or require industry to prepare on a regular basis.

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Regulation review and reform

Our regulatory activities are appropriate, targeted, and consistent with best practice to deliver the maximum benefits to industry and the state.

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Victorian Mining Register

The register holds mining, exploration, prospecting and retention licence documents inc. approved work plans, work plan variations and rehabilitation bonds.

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